If we’re going to work on our communication skills, the first thing we have to work on is our heart.
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
We’ve got to be filling our heart with good things if we want to get good out. The best thing we can put in it is the Word of God.
WHAT THE WORD SAYS:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
What’s in our hearts will roll out of our mouths whether we want it to or not. That’s why Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
If someone talks to us long enough, whatever we’re worried or excited about will come out because what’s in our heart comes out of our mouth. It’s a law.
If we want to be good communicators, we have got to learn to guard our heart and only put good things in it.
THE TAKE AWAY
We can’t be great conversationalists unless we’ve been filling our hearts with something worthwhile.
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